Horde split two

The Granville Golden Horde received a rude welcome back to the Wasaren League Friday night after knocking off state title contender Fair Haven earlier in the week.

Granville fell to Hoosic Valley 53-40 Dec. 16 as the Indians’ high pressure defense shut down the Horde’s low post game, choking off the team’s offensive strongpoint.

Ian Bixby led the Horde with 18 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocked shots, but no other teammate reached double figures scoring. Jared Beattie and Evan Young each contributed 8 points and 4 rebounds in the loss. The Indians’ tall and athletic defense stymied the Horde as they couldn’t get it into their big men to do the offensive damage the team relies upon. The Horde led 8-to-7 after the first quarter, but couldn’t muster a comeback after Valley outscored them 19-to-7 before the half. For Valley, J.T. Sawyer had 19 points, John Rooney 16 and Ethan Ross-Hixson added 10. 

Granville hosts the American Legion Christmas Tournament next week.

The Horde faired better against a team favored to contend for a Division II title in Vermont as Granville topped the Fair Haven Slaters 48-36 Dec. 14.

The Horde trailed after the first quarter thanks to the hot shooting hands of the Slaters who used the 3-pointer to power their offense early. However, Granville controlled the glass and as a result controlled the game by keeping the ball away from the Slater and scoring second chance points. Three Horde players reached doubled figures as Bixby scored 14 points and 12 rebounds; Beattie 12 points and 12 rebounds and Evan Young 11 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds. Logan Seamans added 7 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and a block.

“They’re an in-your-face team, they were a good test for us; we are improving,” head coach Duane Dodge said. Dodge said it was good for his team to see a full court press as it is something they have struggled against and continue to work at.

Dodge said the win was a team effort, but added Young was an offensive key for team drawing several fouls early in key match ups against the Slaters.

Assistant coach Chris Fuller contributed to this report.

 

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Weekender – 08/28/15

Lakes Classifieds – 08/28/15

Lakes Region Freepress – 08/28/15

Northshire Freepress – 08/28/15

Classifieds 08/27/15

Washington County Fair in full swing

407624_345593242132090_322483287_n

By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

Bridge

By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

DSC_1921

By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

Schulz 2

By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

Lawn sale 006

By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

Recycled teens applauded

By Christina Scanlon Nine honorary members of the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens were honored last week at a luncheon filled […]